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70's music quiz

Quiz inside:

1. "The night is young, and full of possibilities…well, come on, and let yourself be free"

2. "Before I go insane, I hold my pillow to my head, and spring up in my bed, screaming out the words I dread…"

3. "He was born on a summer's day, 1951"

4. "I can see all obstacles in my way"

5. "Suddenly, the day turns into night…far away from the city"

6. "Like walkin' in the rain and the snow, when there's nowhere to go, and you're feeling like a part of you is dying"

7. "I was captured by your style, but I could not catch your eyes"

8. "Ocean Lady…child of nature, friend of man"

9. "I remember all my life, raining down as cold as ice"

10. "Hey, mister, can you tell me…where a man might find a bed"

11. "My mother, God rest her soul, couldn't understand why the only man she had ever loved had been taken"

12. "Cause you're the joke of the neighborhood…why should you care, if you're feeling good ?"

13. "One floor below me, you don't even know me, I love you"

14. "Lordy, mama…light my fuse"

15. "If you give a little more than you're asking for, your love will turn the key"

16. "And though you want to last forever, you know you never will…and the goodbye makes the journey harder still"

17. "Nobody else could ever know…the part of me that can't let go"

18. "Did you know I'd go to sleep and leave the lights on, hoping you'd come by and know that I was home and still awake"

19. "And when I'm gone, there'll be one child born in this world to carry on"

20. "You know, my dear mother left me when I was quite young…she said, "Lord, have mercy on my wicked son"…"

Answers later.

Comments

Ooh! Ooh! I know! I know! Well, I know #19. Blood, Sweat, & Tears "And When I Die". One of my all time faves. Listening to it as I type. Thanks for the reminder.

Ooh, I get to be first, unless someone clicks while I'm typing

1. "The night is young, and full of possibilities…well, come on, and let yourself be free" Don't know

2. "Before I go insane, I hold my pillow to my head, and spring up in my bed, screaming out the words I dread…" "I think I love you", Partridge Family. And before you ask, yes I am ashamed to know it

3. "He was born on a summer's day, 1951" crap, was it called "lonely boy"? Don't know who did it

4. "I can see all obstacles in my way" "I can see clearly now", Johnny Nash

5. "Suddenly, the day turns into night…far away from the city" "Baby I love your way" Peter Frampton

6. "Like walkin' in the rain and the snow, when there's nowhere to go, and you're feeling like a part of you is dying" "The things we do for love", 10CC

7. "I was captured by your style, but I could not catch your eyes" "So into you" Atlanta rhythm section

8. "Ocean Lady…child of nature, friend of man" "Green eyed lady", Damn, can't remember the name of the group

9. "I remember all my life, raining down as cold as ice" Damn, I know this and I can't get that last synaps to fire

10. "Hey, mister, can you tell me…where a man might find a bed" Not sure of the title, "The Weight"? "Take a load off Annie"?, The Band

11. "My mother, God rest her soul, couldn't understand why the only man she had ever loved had been taken" "Alone Again Naturally", Gilbert O'Sullivan

12. "Cause you're the joke of the neighborhood…why should you care, if you're feeling good ?" I think I know this one too, but the synapses just aren't quite getting there

13. "One floor below me, you don't even know me, I love you" "Knock three times", Tony Orlando and Dawn

14. "Lordy, mama…light my fuse" "Rock and roll hootchykoo", Rick Derringer (I think)

15. "If you give a little more than you're asking for, your love will turn the key" "I just want to be your everything", I am ashamed to know this one, too, but in my defense I'm not sure who did it, either BeeGees or Andy Gibb

16. "And though you want to last forever, you know you never will…and the goodbye makes the journey harder still" "Oh very young", Cat Stevens

17. "Nobody else could ever know…the part of me that can't let go"

18. "Did you know I'd go to sleep and leave the lights on, hoping you'd come by and know that I was home and still awake" "Last song I'll ever write for you", crap can't remember who even though I can sing almost the whole thing

19. "And when I'm gone, there'll be one child born in this world to carry on" "And when I die", Blood Sweat and Tears

20. "You know, my dear mother left me when I was quite young…she said, "Lord, have mercy on my wicked son"…" "On the road again", Canned Heat

What's irritating is that I think I know all of them but a few are just not clicking. It has been 30 years for some of them, after all.

Welp, Ken makes me look, well, less than lame. Good job, guy.

Yes, but your fingers were quicker :)

But I know I'm going to feel dumb when I see those others (and thank god it wasn't the 80s)

Ken is pretty impressive, but when I think of 4. "I can see all obstacles in my way" "I can see clearly now", I think of that lady singer who had the psychic hotline for awhile - oh, what is her name? She had a great voice. Oh, yeah, Dionne Warwick.
And 14. "Lordy, mama…light my fuse" "Rock and roll hootchykoo", Rick Derringer - I dated a guy in college who was in a band and they played this song all the fricking time. He played bass. I was thinking Edgar Winter Group? But maybe Rick Derringer was part of that group?
On 10. "Hey, mister, can you tell me…where a man might find a bed" - ken's guess of The Weight is correct.

This is fun, but it makes me feel really old!

Alright I'm too impatient to wait for answers so I googled the ones I didn't get before. Like I thought, feel a little dumb but not too bad (no spoilers)

1. "The night is young, and full of possibilities…well, come on, and let yourself be free" Never heard it, so I don't feel too bad

9. "I remember all my life, raining down as cold as ice" I had blotted this one out of my memory, and am proud I couldn't think of it. Oh god, now it's back.

12. "Cause you're the joke of the neighborhood…why should you care, if you're feeling good ?" Damn, this IS one that makes me feel dumb 'cuz I like the song.

17. "Nobody else could ever know…the part of me that can't let go" Again, I should have gotten it, but it wasn't one of my favorites from that group (or era) so I don't feel quite so bad

Beth - you and me both.

9. "Mandy", Barry Manilow
15. Bee Gees
17. "Everything I Own", Bread

Here's a good one. I used it before for
a music trivia game, no one got it.

"California girls are greatest in the world
each one is song in the making"

It was my favorite song when I was a
kid.
~Ryeben

One question: Why is Canned Heat in a 70s quiz? I'm sure Alan Wilson, who co-wrote On the Road Again, had died before 1970. My wife & I saw them twice in the late 60s, once at the Civic Arena in Pgh and once at a place called the Palisades in McKeesport where wrestling shows had been held. Really enjoyed their take on the blues. We heard the song recently in a movie directed by Mike Figgis, coincidentally shortly after seeing his installment on the blues special on PBS. I can remember once in 1976 seeing a classified in Rolling Stone from Henry Vestine, in which he was seeking to join any existing band. To me, that seemed sad.

1. "The night is young, and full of possibilities…well, come on, and let yourself be free" DUNNO

2. "Before I go insane, I hold my pillow to my head, and spring up in my bed, screaming out the words I dread…" I THINK I LOVE ME - PARTRIDGE FAMILY

3. "He was born on a summer's day, 1951" LONELY BOY - ANDREW GOLD

4. "I can see all obstacles in my way" I CAN SEE CLEARLY - JIMMY CLIFF

5. "Suddenly, the day turns into night…far away from the city" DUNNO

6. "Like walkin' in the rain and the snow, when there's nowhere to go, and you're feeling like a part of you is dying" THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE

7. "I was captured by your style, but I could not catch your eyes" DUNNO,

Cause you're the joke of the neighborhood…why should you care, if you're feeling good ?" Damn, this IS one that makes me feel dumb 'cuz I like the song.
"Take the long way home" supertramp

The whole quiz can be found (including the answers) at http://melita2.tripod.com/quiz.html.

That particular song by Canned Heat was indeed a mistake by inclusion, though the group did also chart in 1970 with "Let's Work Together" (Alan Wilson died in Sept of '70).

There are a few other mistakes in the whole quiz as well (a few earlier than '70, a few later than '79). But I went ahead and left them in there, with a disclaimer that there are a few early/late inclusions. I was mostly relying on imperfect memory when I wrote it, and some songs (like "On The Road Again") were still getting a lot of airplay into the 70's (at least where I lived).

I never finished the follow-up quiz that is also on the site...had plans to get some of the instrumentals on there in midi format as well (things like Tubular Bells, Popcorn, Classical Gas, etc) but just didn't have the time to devote to it anymore.

Glad to know that people are still enjoying it this many years later, though! :)